A group of techniques, including 3D printers and laser cutters, used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using CAD – CAM (Computer Aided Design – Computer Aided Manufacture) data.
I joined TinkerMill in 2014 and the first thing I saw was Clint, a member of TinkerMill, lighting off 5 pounds of thermite in the middle of winter. Ever since that, I started hanging around TinkerMill and tinkering with random things. I eventually started volunteering by fixing 3D printers, and teaching classes. I found I enjoy teaching and helping other people learn and make cool things.
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No certification is required to use our glowforge laser cutter and FMD printers if you have prior experience. Classes are available for optional training.
A training class is required before accessing laser cutter, vinyl cutter, resin SLA printers, and vacuformer. Can each be done separately, in any order.
Laser Cutter – $10/hr
ABS Filament – $0.10/gram
This can be purchased on our on-site register.
We encourage you to practice these skills independently to learn skill. Contact shop captain for more opportunities.
Intro to 3D Printing: Learn basics to our Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers. Introduction to FlashForge 3D Printers and Simplify 3D software. Practice setup of the printer which includes changing filament, preheating, and finally starting a print. After that we will explore basic equipment maintenance that you may need to do before starting a print.Learning how to 3D print objects is surprisingly easy and empowering. You can 3D print replacement parts, design your own toys or tools, or use it for art. You can even 3D print flyable rockets!
Slack Channels (member’s only) – #rapid-prototyping #laser_cutter #resin-3d-printing
Non-members can use our FDM 3D printers and small laser cutters, everything else is member use only.
Nothing requires reservation. Members can reserve laser cutter time, up to 4hrs a day.
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